The Body Politic

Unknown

Thief

Stealing

Into my nights

Robbing

Me

Of things

I once

Took

For granted

 

Hand

Leg

Foot

Now

Unpredictable

Strangers

I struggle

To learn

Their new

Language

Their

Foreign

Ways

 

Broker

Truce

New alliances

Keep

This country

Called

Body

Running

Smoothly

Until

Underlying

Political

Tensions

Identified

Conflicts

Resolved

Or

If necessary

New borders

Negotiated

7 thoughts on “The Body Politic

  1. One of the things I appreciate most about your powerful writing is your clever use of phrases, which you then take in various interesting directions, redefining what “turn of phrase” means.

    Also, I love your choice of words. It’s vivid, poignantly descriptive, and you always tackle important themes. Thank you for writing πŸŒ•

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